Artist Profile

Mencie Y. Hairston

Mencie Y. Hairston
Mencie Y. Hairston
Acrylics, collage, trapunto, watercolor, fabric art
Bowie, MD

Mencie Hairston picked up painting at the age of 63 soon after her retirement.  With no formal art training, she began taking studio classes at Plaza Arts in Rockville, MD.  She continues to take studio classes at the Bowie Senior Center offered under the SAGE (Seasoned Adults Growing Educationally) Program of the Prince George's Community College and from Art Works Now, in Hyattsville, MD.

When not playing with her 8 grandchildren, one would find her in her basement studio painting and jamming to the music of Bob Marley, Bruno Mars and Bob Dylan.